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Players Reporting Boost Groups in Pre-made, as Castle Nathria "Pre-orders" Start

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The advertising spam has made the pre-made group finder pretty annoying to use for a long time now, and despite the fact that Blizzard has made it illegal to actually advertise there some 2 years ago (please note the incredibly naive title i used for that particular article), that hasn't really stopped the sellers from doing so. This post is a bit of a public service announcement, as Tayhuwaniwanga reminded us that you can report these ads and probably should if you're waiting for a queue or flying somewhere and similar:

While not all server pre-made group finders look quite that insanely packed with boost sales, it's still basically impossible to open the window up and not see at least 2-3 on the first page.

The other big thing to note on this topic is that there's already ads for Castle Nathria boost pre-orders popping up, as those that actually use these services will probably be very eager to get Nathria "done" as soon as possible, which the sellers capitalize on:

Actual gold-based boost runs aren't actually against the Terms of Service, but this advertising is, so pitch in and report!

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1 hour ago, Huntaer said:

It's almost like the ads here lol. If only we had an adblocker in wow ?

Wouldn't an addon like that be possible though ? Like Sponsorblock on youtube, that hides sponsors on a vidéo when it has been reported by the community but for boosts and you can choose to see them or not. Or just an addon that hides certain words typical from boosters.

 

I know the hardest thing would be to prevent abuses, but with enough thinking it should be doable and sane.

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6 hours ago, Huntaer said:

It's almost like the ads here lol. If only we had an adblocker in wow ?

have you tried premade groups filter? im using this addon for a long time and i nearly never see any seller grps. normally those sellers are alone in the grp so i always set the filter to 1 tank, 0-1 healer and 0-2 dds or if im looking for a raid i just put something like 3-7 dds in the filter (there even more usefull filter options, for example you can search for grps with X dead bosses (or no dead boss))

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Let's not beat around the bush here. These people that do these boosts do it to make money, REAL MONEY. They sell the gold back to the player base.

The boosting services are out of control now, partly because idiots are paying them to get boosted.

Way back when I used to boost people in our guild so we could buy pots/food/flaasks for raiders (MoP) The biggest difference is that you could only do it ONCE because you got saved and there was 1 lockout (unless you had a new raid of alts ofc). Now people can just bring 1 new character with a save and BAM 30 + runs a night.

Some people also may not see the knock-on effect it has - You want to do a quick group or someone applies for your guild? Oh wow they have curve on day 1? They must be half decent.....oh wait they are trash and got boosted.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Skayan said:

There is an addon called BadBoy. Users say it works, but needs frequent updating (for obvious reasons, spammers).

It works at some extent. Most in the general chat gets removed, but not all of them. In the LFG tool, i've not seen it work at all. 

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14 hours ago, ResoWho said:

have you tried premade groups filter? im using this addon for a long time and i nearly never see any seller grps. normally those sellers are alone in the grp so i always set the filter to 1 tank, 0-1 healer and 0-2 dds or if im looking for a raid i just put something like 3-7 dds in the filter (there even more usefull filter options, for example you can search for grps with X dead bosses (or no dead boss))

Lol, ty this will make my life SO much better

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